Are you a researcher, a Masters or a PhD student keen to explore the commercial opportunities that could emerge from your research? Join the SMART Region Incubator’s free Experience EMERGE event, a three-hour ‘taster workshop’ for start-ups with University of New England’s Innovator in Residence Gary Morgan.
The Experience EMERGE session, claims the event invitation, will be ‘a lively and safe place to better understand your ideas, and network with other researchers and idea-makers to see if you would like to take your idea further along the path to impact … a chance to experience what it would take to establish or work with a start-up’.
Morgan will lead discussion on how to create impact and understand the commercialisation potential in your research ideas, and share frameworks designed to help unpack the opportunities to create new or improved products and services.
What is EMERGE?
UNE’s EMERGE Program, designed by and for researchers, is an intensive four-day start-up program for up to 12 participants that will be delivered by Morgan and Ian Mason in September 2020. The aim of the program is to support young researchers in understanding the potential of their work, and the processes that connect research outcomes to wider impact and commercial opportunities.
What is UNE’s SMART Region Incubator?
The SMART Region Incubator at UNE is a focused and connected space that helps connect New England-North-West NSW-region businesses with growth potential with academic research, business mentors, corporate and community partners.
Who is Gary Morgan?
Gary Morgan brings 20-plus years’ experience working with researchers to develop and drive strategy, innovation commercialisation and growth across a diversity of organisations. Currently, he’s Innovator in Residence at UNE’s SRI and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at Flinders University, South Australia.
Where and when is the Experience EMERGE workshop?
The workshop begins at 10am on Wednesday 11 March and runs for three hours. It will be held at UNE’s SMART Region Incubator (SRI) Circle Room, W42 Trevenna Rd, Armidale NSW. Get directions.
To register for the free workshop, click here.